Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tiddly Inks Blog Candy

Look at all this you can win on Tiddly Inks blog...
Be sure to go on over and enter to win. Tiddly Inks Blog Candy Deadline is today 11:59pm, not sure what time zone.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I made mine... but here are my not selected, now that I know which one I wanted to submit to the MPS Pink Design team which ends tomorrow for those of you who want to still enter. I sent my submission in.

Here are my didn't get sent in's...

This is a birthday card from the Wild Card cartridge. I thought it was pretty plain so I played more with the envelope than anything. I tried making the candles look alive. I loved my end result.

This card I made for my mom for mother's day. I loved the end result, not bad for just randomly cutting various sizes and going between regular and shadow features. I believe I used the Walk in My Garden cartridge, then used a green check ribbon for my stem and leaves. I thought long and hard about submitting this but in the end I couldn't give more exact details on my recipe for making this card.

I made this card for my daughter to give daddy for Father's Day. I almost actually gave it to him for our anniversary but I couldn't be selfish I just had to let her give it for daddy day. I am so proud of this card. It is a standard card from the Wild Card cartridge but I loved my eye technique. I took the cut outs and used pop dots to give them a raised look. Then I colored them yellow and black. I then took my liquid glass for the black center of the eye and quickly surrounded that with yellow stickles.

Once the eyes were done I just loved how awesome they wound up!

So anyway if you haven't gotten your entry in you have until tomorrow midnight I think it is central time, well pacific time the midnight deadline is 10pm PST hehehe good luck to all those that submitted entries!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life gets in the way

I need to blog more, I just forget most times. Busy doing stuff with my kids and hubby. I need to make more me time. I also need to get my house in order.

I swear that my chaos really disables me... any suggestions? I love to be organized but I look at stuff and think to myself how should be organized? Sometimes I wish I could just have someone put it all "as it should be" and we can just keep it that way.

In the end though my procrastinating ways really undermine it all in the end. Creating routines is key I know but again I procrastinate ...even my hubby does it too. That really doesn't help although he has FAR more energy than I do, we both love to procrastinate. Find other things rather than deal with what needs to be done.

I used to talk about that stuff with my SIL (may she rest in peace) and she had the right mentality for it all. In fact as of late I keep thinking if that were me I would feel awful leaving Scott and the kidlets with such a mess of a house and so much to sort through. I seriously need to just hit my stuff and get it out so if anything were to happen to me they weren't stuck dealing with my stuff. sigh

I'm having a hard time shaking the tears over Tina. I hear such things about in-laws and I have to say my sister-in-law was truly like my own sister. I miss her terribly. I can't believe she is gone. Like I said I need to weed out my junk in honor of her, no more excuses. Do me a favor and hug your family as much as you can and always tell them you love them.

{{{HUGS}}} Shannon

Saturday, April 10, 2010

MPS Color Challenge & Other tidbits

I wanted to make a birthday card so I figured why not do two things at once. :D

I am still trying to figure out the Hello Kitty cartridge, I used the card feature as well as creating the HK for the front. Was that a chore, trying to figure out how to line it all up but I enjoyed it. You more advanced Cricut users have any good tips? :)~

Earlier this week I made a card to go in my donation basket for the DA's Office fund raiser for the Victims Assistance Unit. In the end the basket is valued just over $100 so hopefully it will bring them some good bids. Here is my card for that...

Oh and this is the basket itself.

Okay say bye bye Hello Kitty!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bellarific Friday

Copied straight from The Stamping Bella's website...

Next week’s theme is a SKETCHAROONI!

Don’t forget, all submissions are due by Thursday Night emailed to the Stamping Bella, Don’t forget your FLOWERS in there!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Pink Designer Submission

Here is my submission for the MPS designer team...which didn't get me on the team but I am still very proud of it.

In February I decorated a gift bag using this rocket I got from SVGCuts, the card had the little astronaut on it and I linked them together like I did with this astronaut and his ship. I had forgotten to take pictures of my creation which worked out because then I thought it was a great one to use for my submission. I made the rocket in to an actual card and the astronaut tied straight to the ship.

I used Peachy Keen Basic Paper Doll Face Stamps for the little astronauts face, SUPER CUTE! I used MPS's Simply Sweet Occasions for the sentiment.

I think I did a great job. My son loved it so much he made me duplicate it again for his friends Birthday party March 19th. I mean he would accept nothing else for me to make his friend, it was pretty funny in an almost spoiled sort of way. LOL. My hubby loved it too which in the end is all that matters to me. Hugs to you! Thanks for stopping by. ~Shannon

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bellarific Friday

Well I entered a league far from my own. Yes everyone I entered The Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday. Not sure why I finally did enter one. The artwork usually submitted is FAR above my levels I think. After seeing mine in there with all the others, the others are definitely far better but I am still glad I entered. LOL

I just had to try, I really want to buy some more items from the store. I've been lurking over in the Stamping Bella store for a couple weeks now adding stuff here and there to my cart I really should just buy what I have in there already hehehe okay enough is enough. I doubt anyone reads this so technically that makes me talking to myself LOL no I'm not crazy but sometimes I feel like I could enjoy a padded cell all to myself. :)~

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


It is so much fun to look around on the world wide web and see what others create. Some are your style, some aren't but yet you can find inspiration in everything.

I love seeing what others do, do you have a blog you'd like to share?

Friday, February 26, 2010


I so need to organize my stuff... I get it all done then I start creating and POOF my area is destroyed LOL How do you keep your stuff all organized?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Why Cooties?

I love to "give cooties" because that is what I like to stamp on the back of my cards. Ever since kids we joked we were giving each other cooties... so why not make it a fun thing.

Smoochies for this awesome scrapabella!

Bella Blinkie with Border